AUDIO: New bill would require all DE high schools offer computer science course
By Robert Petree

If the bill passes, Delaware schools would see the legislation implemented by the 2018-2019 school year.
One new bill, if passed, would mandate all Delaware high schools offer at least one computer science course by 2020.

House Bill 15, sponsored by State Representative Debra Heffernan, would make it where the course satisfies one year of the total credit requirement in mathematics.

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"That's the wave of the future, the kids today are going to need those skills for their jobs, for secondary education, or training. It is good that it can count as another math, because that extra math class isn't going to give them those extra skills that they need in work, and their future."

If the bill passes, Delaware schools would see the legislation implemented by the 2018-2019 school year.

The State Board of Education would develop guidelines addressing how computer science courses can satisfy graduation requirements.



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